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  • Drivers can save up to $500 each year on fuel

    Drivers can save up to $500 each year on fuel

    With the price of fuel a major concern for businesses and employees alike, new analysis has shown that it is possible to cut annual petrol bills by as much as $520 each year.

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  • TPG could be forced to refund millions

    TPG could be forced to refund millions

    TPG customers will receive refunds worth millions of dollars if the ACCC gets its way in court, after it accused the telco of misleading conduct relating to contract prepayments.

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  • Waste management giants amend unfair contracts

    Waste management giants amend unfair contracts

    Three waste management companies have updated their contracts to remove potentially unfair terms and conditions that had been imposed on their SME customers.

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  • Supré fined after in-store pricing error

    Supré fined after in-store pricing error

    Women’s fashion retailer Supré has been issued a five-figure penalty after a state fair trading body said that poorly placed clothing and signage at one of its stores had misled shoppers.

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  • ASIC puts buy now, pay later schemes under scrutiny

    ASIC puts buy now, pay later schemes under scrutiny

    ASIC is looking to clamp down on buy now, pay later schemes, after finding that one in six shoppers are being pushed into financial troubles because of these types of payment plans.

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  • Black Friday fails to cut it for independent retailers

    Black Friday fails to cut it for independent retailers

    The Black Friday sales blitz has been labelled a flop for independent Aussie retailers, with in-store spending falling by 13 per cent compared with last year.

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  • Marriage stats provide insights for service providers

    Marriage stats provide insights for service providers

    New figures on the volume of same-sex marriages that have taken place since the law was changed last December reveal the scope of opportunities for wedding-related businesses.

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  • Aussie shipping costs 102% more than global average

    Aussie shipping costs 102% more than global average

    No, you haven’t been imagining it — Australian shipping charges are significantly more expensive than global standards. However, Australia is not the most expensive place in the world to send a...

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  • Businesses prep for biggest trading days of the year

    Businesses prep for biggest trading days of the year

    If history is anything to go by, this weekend will mark the biggest trading days of the year – despite SMEs believing the 2018 Christmas season will not deliver higher turnover than last year.

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  • Aussie innovation sees coffee cups saved from landfill

    Aussie innovation sees coffee cups saved from landfill

    One of the most prolific sources of pollution – the single-use coffee cup – could soon be eradicated from landfill after an Australian business developed a new method to recycle them into paper.

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  • Safety crackdown on products sold online

    Safety crackdown on products sold online

    The consumer regulator has revealed it is part of an international task force to boost the safety of products sold online, stating that overseas products must meet the same standards imposed on...

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  • Raw and real lessons of a subscription business

    Raw and real lessons of a subscription business

    The founder of a new subscription service for cocktails has revealed the intricacies of launching a second business and some of the lessons learned about selling via subscription rather than...

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  • City council proposes 24-hour trading

    City council proposes 24-hour trading

    One of Australia’s city councils has proposed allowing business to trade 24 hours a day, seven days a week – but would SMEs be able to afford the additional costs associated with longer trading hours?

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  • 1 in 3 businesses fear impending insolvency

    1 in 3 businesses fear impending insolvency

    A staggering one in three SME operators are fearful of falling into insolvency in the near future, amid suggestions that many small businesses are failing to support each other.

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  • Fraud charges laid over fake insurance policies

    Fraud charges laid over fake insurance policies

    ASIC has launched legal action against a man accused of defrauding businesses by claiming to sell insurance policies when the policies did not exist.

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  • Aussies less interested in online shopping

    Aussies less interested in online shopping

    Australians are less interested in shopping online than consumers in similar countries, new research suggests, while the launch of global brands Down Under is unlikely to make Aussies stop buying...

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  • Amazon muscles in on grocery market

    Amazon muscles in on grocery market

    Online retail giant Amazon is set to further expand its footprint in Australia, announcing that it will now offer a range of everyday groceries – in direct competition with the supermarket giants.

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  • Lloyds Auctioneers hammered for excessive surcharges

    Lloyds Auctioneers hammered for excessive surcharges

    Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers has paid almost $40,000 in penalties after the ACCC accused the business of breaking the rules on excessive card surcharges.

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  • Bank misconduct has led to suicide attempts by victims

    Bank misconduct has led to suicide attempts by victims

    The head of Australia’s largest bank has been forced to confront the devastating impact the group’s misconduct has had on the wellbeing of its customers.

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  • Ford breaks with ad agency after 75 years

    Ford breaks with ad agency after 75 years

    Never take customers for granted is the lesson that springs to mind following news that an advertising and creative agency has lost an aspect of its business with carmarker Ford after 75 years.

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